Service Academy Nominations

The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY.

Beginning May 15, 2024, you can request a service academy nomination using the form below. Please submit your application by Tuesday, November 12, 2024 at 11:59 PM and review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

Apply for a Service Academy Nomination

Please review this full application before you begin. Submission of attachments via email is required (more details are below)


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Application Materials

Please email the following attachments to Ensure you include your full name in the body of the email and use the subject line "Service Academy Application: LAST NAME"

- Resume: No Longer than 2 pages. Describes your academic, work, and extracurricular experiences. Include date ranges as well as hours contributed per week

- High School Transcript

- Essay: Discussing why you would like to attend a Service Academy (300-500 words).

- 3 Letters of Recommendation: Applicants typically seek recommendations from people like teachers, counselors, employers, or coaches. It is preferred that you request a 1 page letter in .pdf format.

- Headshot: A photo of yourself.

Please confirm you have emailed the above items with the listed subject line to

Academy Preferences

Please order your preference of Academies 1-4, with 1 being your top choice. Please input 0 if you are not interested in being considered for a particular Academy

Academic Background

Test Scores

Please fill out all fields in either SAT or ACT scores.


An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote himself / herself to a military career.

Are you interested in an appointment on that basis?

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If it is okay to use your name in a press release after receiving an appointment, please list your hometown newspaper(s). If not, please do not fill out this field.

Other than what is requested above, please do not submit any personally identifiable information.

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